By focusing on growth and moving toward goals "one bite at a time," an EL Education school in Wisconsin achieves success for its diverse student body.
At High Tech Middle School, two humanities teachers analyzed data on student performance and developed a strategy to help students make connections in reading. Student engagement and meaningful education ensued.
At High Tech High Media Arts, student consultants help themselves and teachers reflect on teaching practices, improving teaching and learning.
A student at High Tech High North County discovers that an internship can be a great learning experience and develop skills that will serve her well in whatever career she chooses.
At Envision schools, strong relationships, a college-going culture, and project-based learning prepare students for their culminating portfolio defense, which builds their agency.
Envision schools' portfolio defense model empowers students to change their lives and makes a difference for low-income students of color.
A carefully designed effort to improve attendance rates at a New York City high school paid off, offering lessons for improvement at other schools.
The urgency of deepening student learning might outweigh the need for "gold-standard" research on hard-to-teach and hard-to-measure skills, says Rafael Heller of Jobs for the Future.
Dynamic changes in the economy require a new type of learning, one that is project-based, says Tom Vander Ark.
Stakeholder engagement, as promising examples from Colorado and New Hampshire show, can help ensure that innovation is sustained.